Gamma Globulin Infusions - IVIG Treatment

Gamma globulin infusions are a cornerstone in managing certain primary immunodeficiencies.

What are Gamma Globulin Infusions?

Gamma globulin infusions, also known as IG therapy, are a medical treatment for patients with weakened immune systems (primary immunodeficiencies). In this procedure, concentrated antibodies from donated blood are given through a vein. This helps boost the immune system, preventing repeated infections in individuals with immune deficiencies who may struggle to produce enough antibodies on their own. Without treatment, patients with primary immunodeficiencies are at a high risk of contracting certain infections and illnesses.

The regular administration of gamma globulin infusions plays a vital role in enhancing overall immune function and improving the quality of life for individuals facing primary immunodeficiencies.

Types of Gamma Globulin Infusions in NJ and NY

Intravenous Immunoglobulin Infusions (IVIG): IVIG is administered every 4 weeks. Infusions generally take 4- 6 hours. Products include:

  • Bivigam: 10% Liquid Solution
  • Carimune
  • Flebogamma
  • Gammagard S/D (low IgA)
  • Gammagard Liquid
  • Gammaked
  • Gammaplex
  • Gamunex
  • Octagam
  • Privigen 10% Protein Liquid

Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Infusions (SCIg): SCIg is administered every 1-2 weeks. Infusions generally take 1-2 hours and usually require 4 injection sites per infusion. Products include:

  • Cutaquig
  • Gammagard Liquid
  • Gamunex-C
  • Gammaked
  • Hizentra
  • Xembify

Facilitated Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Infusions (fSCIg): fSCIg is administered every 3-4 weeks. Infusions generally take 2-4 hours and usually require 2 injection sites per infusion. Products include:

  • Hyqvia

What Conditions are Treated with Gamma Globulin Infusions?

Gamma globulin infusions are used to effectively treat primary immunodeficiencies. The most common types of primary immunodeficiencies are listed below:

Common Variable Immunodeficiency

A primary immunodeficiency disorder characterized by reduced production of many antibodies, leading to frequent infections.

Specific Antibody Deficiency

A condition marked by a deficiency in a specific antibody, making individuals vulnerable to particular infections such as sinus infections, ear infections, or pneumonia.

Gamma Globulin Infusions FAQs

The most common adverse effects of gamma globulin infusions are headache, fatigue and muscle pains

It is your choice. Weekly subcutaneous infusions are administered at home. Intravenous or Facilitated Subcutaneous Gamma Globulin can be received at home, at an infusion center, or in our office. At Impact Medical, we have designated private rooms for gamma globulin infusions.

Schedule an appointment today to see if gamma globulin infusions are right for you.